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Compensation & Benefits

Survey: Most employers conduct pay equity reviews

Nearly three in five employers—58%—voluntarily conduct pay equity reviews to identify possible pay differences between employees performing similar work, according to new research by the Society for Human Resource Management.

DOL issues final tip credit rule

A new final rule from the DOL prohibits employers from paying tipped workers a sub-minimum wage if they perform non-tip-producing work more than 20% of the time.

HSA distributions hit an all-time low last year

The cause: the pandemic, of course.

Employment law: What’s out, what’s in revised reconciliation bill

The Build Back Better budget reconciliation legislation that has languished in Congress for months has been scaled back to make it more affordable. Some employment-related initiatives have been tweaked, while others remain part of the package.

Biz interruption insurance: Can it cover pandemic losses?

So far, the answer from the courts is a resounding “no.”

Amazon’s leave fiasco could trigger worker skepticism

Amazon got lots of public heat last week after a New York Times report detailed major glitches in the company’s handling of employees’ paid and unpaid leave. The result: Paycheck errors shortchanged workers at nearly 180 Amazon locations for years.

Employees want raises soon, or else they’ll jump ship

Workers believe pay raises are overdue and they want one soon, according to research by the Robert Half employment firm. Its 2022 Salary Guide concludes employers will have to pay more if they want to keep their best workers from seeking new jobs elsewhere.

Pay transparency a hallmark of employer fairness

Transparency around compensation is a key driver of employees’ perception that they work for an organization that is fair, according to new research by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Boost benefits to convince hourly workers to stay

A Mercer survey found that comprehensive health and mental health insurance benefits are key to retaining low-level workers. Also valued: dental and vision coverage, access to gyms and attention to work/life balance.

Most employers won’t base teleworkers’ pay on location

More than two-thirds (69%) of employers say they don’t plan to offer reduced pay for remote workers who live in lower-cost cities, says a new Payscale survey.